In this adventure your kids can bring home the thrill and excitement of an outdoor treasure hunt. This game is part treasure hunt, part scavenger hunt, part escape game, and 100% fun. Designed to be played outdoors in your yard or other outdoor space, your treasure hunters will be on a mission to find the hidden treasure of medieval knight named Sir William Lionheart Simmons. To complete this adventure, hunters will need to search for items to construct a castle and solve clues to find the final code to the treasure. Prizes are not included in these options so you can offer prizes of your choice if you want to add some more incentive for completing the game!
Age Recommendation: 8-14
Expected Time to Complete: 1 hour
Recommended Group Size: 2-10 Kids
The year is 1812 and you are in an advanced class at the University of London taught by famous adventurer Samantha Simmons. Professor Simmons is somewhat of a legend around the world at the time both because of her family name and because of her legendary adventures. Professor Simmons is a descendant of the famed pirate, Captain Sea Dog Simmons, as well as many other colorful characters from her bloodline. For years Professor Simmons has taught at the University but in her “spare” time she travels the world trying to solve mysteries or just have a new adventure in a far corner of the world.
This semester you are enrolled in her advanced code breaking class. She begins telling you and your classmates about a secret research project that she has worked on for many years. During one of her adventures about a decade ago she uncovered some old documents that talked of a knight by the name of Sir Lionheart Simmons. Growing up in London she used to hear her Grandmother tell her stories about a knight named Lionheart that was part of the Knights Templar. She said that the knight was an ancestor of theirs but went into hiding after he came across something of great value. Samantha’s mother used to dismiss her Grandmother’s stories as “crazy talk”. As the years progressed the stories about Lionheart began to fade from her mind... that is until she came across the secret documents that talked about a Sir William Simmons with a “Lionheart”. The document went on to talk about a vast amount of gold that Lionheart came across and hid beneath a castle in Europe. But what castle? There are castles all over Europe! For the next decade Samantha Simmons made it her life goal to solve the mystery of the Templar Gold.
Professor Simmons has left the university on another one of her crazy adventures which sounds urgent. She leaves you with her notes and research in hopes that you can find the castle location where the gold is hidden as well as the code to unlock it. To start you will need to hunt for some items to construct a castle, then you will use the information in your mission packet to crack codes, solve clues and complete your mission. Are you up for the challenge?